Louise makes a difference in Middleton

Due to her dedication to make every resident’s meal delicious and beautifully presented, a Cook from Middleton Park Lodge Care Home in South Leeds has received a Making a Difference Award.

Louise Dennell, who works at one of Orchard Care Homes’ residences, was recently declared a winner in the company’s Making a Difference Award scheme. This initiative recognises and rewards staff that go that extra mile in their workplace and inspire others to follow in their footsteps to improve the home experience and generate a relaxed and informal community for our residents.

Louise was over the moon to receive her award and be commended for her hard work.

“I enjoy working at Middleton Park and it’s a long time since I have enjoyed coming to work. I feel really appreciated by everyone at the home especially when I see empty plates coming back to the kitchen. What more can you ask for!”

Richard Williams, Deputy Home Manager, reflected on Louise’s achievements saying:

“Since starting with Middleton Park as Cook, Louise has proven herself to be a valuable addition to the team going the extra mile every day. Louise has revisited the menus and the choice and quality of food is amazing, nutritious, tasty and her presentation is superb … we eat with our eyes first.”

The dedicated and passionate employees at Orchard help to achieve the positive people-focused approach to care and the Making a Difference initiative aims to retain these existing staff members and attract new recruits into the sector. Offering specialist nursing, residential and short term respite care, Middleton Lodge is part of Orchard Care Homes’ network of residences situated across the North of England and the Midlands.

Quality of care and invigorating best practice is at the forefront of Orchard Care Homes’ strategy. The group’s impressive record demonstrates the highest quality of care it provides its residents, with 88.5% of its homes now rated ‘Good’ and a 5* Food and Hygiene rating across all of Orchard Care Homes services.


This post is based on a press release issued on behalf of Orchard Care Homes